Gov. Rick Scott, Members of Florida Cabinet Free Brevard Man For ‘Miscarriage of Justice’
By Space Coast Daily // March 30, 2016
RELEASED MORE THAN 13 years EARLY
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Carlos Manuel Delgado of Brevard County was released from Columbia Correctional Institution in Lake City on Wednesday afternoon — 13 years, 4 months and 24 days before the end of his sentence.
Or, from the perspective of Republican Gov. Rick Scott and members of the Florida Cabinet: Delgado spent 11 years, 2 months and 17 days in prison because of what they call a miscarriage of justice that branded Delgado a “sex offender” for an atypical crime.
In a rare action, Florida’s top elected officials voted Tuesday to commute Delgado’s sentence and allow him to go free. This is only the fourth sentence commuted in the last five years, according to state records.
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